BROTHER FIRETRIBE, the Finnish AOR/hard rock band featuring NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, is hard at work with its second album. A total of 10 songs were demoed for the CD and drums for the entire LP have already been recorded. Guitars have been completed for eight songs, five five of which also have their final keyboard parts. The rest of the keyboard, guitar and bass recordings will be completed in August, and the vocals will be laid down in September. Finally, the album will be mixed and mastered in October.
BROTHER FIRETRIBE's second album will contain the following tracks:
02. Out of My Head
03. Heard It on My Radio
04. Wildest Dreams
05. Who Will You Run To Now
06. Play It from the Heart
07. Game They Call Love
08. Heart Full of Fire
09. I Am Rock
10. Chasing the Angels (Mike Reno song from "Iron Eagle II")
A single, "Runaways", will precede the album. In addition to the title cut, the single will include the song "Chasing the Angels".
Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH will share the singing duties with BROTHER FIRETRIBE vocalist Pekka Ansio Heino on the "blazing hot" track "Heart Full of Fire".
The band has several dates scheduled for the rest of the summer, including an appearance at the Thunderground Festival will in Nottingham, England on August 18.
Unashamedly taking a bow to their influences from the '80s — VAN HALEN, JOURNEY and other chartbusters of old — BROTHER FIRETRIBE's sound features "killer vocal harmonies and airy keyboard lines that will stick to your head like a misplaced bubble gum," according to a press release. "The cherries on the pie are Pekka Heino's smooth, dreamy voice and Emppu Vuorinen's guitar work, with his immaculate sense of style, rich tone and trademark sound which can't be mistaken, as the hundreds of thousands of fans of NIGHTWISH can attest."
BROTHER FIRETRIBE is:
Pekka Ansio Heino (LEVERAGE) - vocals
Emppu Vuorinen (NIGHTWISH) - guitar
Jason Flinck - bass, backing vocals
Kalle "Calu" Torniainen – drums
Tomppa Nikulainen - keyboards
For audio samples, check out www.myspace.com/brotherfiretribe.